The United States and the Cold War in the High North

Front Cover
Dartmouth, 1991 - Political Science - 384 pages
The author looks at the relationship between the United States and Norway from the Second World War through to the 1980s in a book that is solidly based on research in American, British and Norwegian archives, as well as interviews with many policymakers. In addition to offering new light on cooperation and conflict between American and Norwegian politicians, military leaders and intelligence agents - including some new information on the U2 incident of 1960 - he provides a thought-provoking case study of the relationships between diplomacy and military strategy. In particular, Tamnes pays attention to Norway’s somewhat ambivalent position of encouraging on the one hand an American commitment to the country’s defence, while on the other maintaining a policy of allowing no foreign military bases or nuclear weapons on Norwegian soil.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Intelligence in the North
Norways Struggle for the Northern Flank

15 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information